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Wednesday, June 16 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Health SWAps in Sub-Saharan Africa: Delivering on the Promise?

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Development assistance for health sector development increased from approximately $2 million in 1998 to $937 million in 2007. In 2006, funding for health sector support for the first time exceeded both TB- and malaria-specific funding (IHME 2009). During this time, the sector-wide approach (SWAp) has evolved as a way to coordinate financing for health, with improving health outcomes as its primary goal. But have SWAps delivered on their promise? ACTION (Advocacy to Control TB Internationally), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will present new research on SWAps and the extent to which they appear to be linked to improvements in TB and other health outcomes, with a focus on projects supported by the World Bank and its development partners in sub-Saharan Africa. The session will include a discussion of the findings and recommendations for improving the implementation of SWAps. Reception to follow.

Wednesday June 16, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Capitol Room

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